Joram Tarusarira on Apology & Forgiveness: Reflecting on Lessons from Zimbabwe

There’s a new post on ‘The Religion Factor’ blog, ‘The Politics of Apology: Zimbabwe after the 2018 Elections,’ by Joram Tarusarira. It is well worth a read.

Tarusarira, director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation at the University … Read more...

Review of Emmanuel Katongole’s The Journey of Reconciliation on Catholic Books Review

My review of Emmanuel Katongole’s latest book, The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2017), has been published on the ‘Catholic Books Review’ website.

You can read the full review here, … Read more...

How about a Great Green Wall? Fr Patrick Devine and the Shalom Center: Living out the ‘Church Without Walls’ in Africa

While walls of all sorts have been making headlines lately, there’s one that hasn’t gotten quite as much publicity – but has the potential to transform life in Africa.

Fr Patrick Devine, a priest in the Society of African Missions … Read more...

Fr Patrick Devine on Conflict Transformation in Eastern Africa

This week (22 March), the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice hosted Fr Patrick Devine for a lecture on “Inter-Ethnic Conflict Transformation Methods: Applications in Eastern Africa.”

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Who will win the Tipperary Peace Prize? Nominee Fr Patrick Devine to Speak at Queen’s, 22 March

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Who will win the Tipperary Peace Prize? Nominee Fr Patrick Devine to Speak at Queen’s, 22 March. Read more...

Review of Matt Moran’s The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: Book by Matt Moran – the Irish Tradition of ‘Social Justice as Faith’?Read more...

Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe: Reviews of Joram Tarusarira’s Book

JorambookcoverThe ‘Religion Factor’ blog has published two reviews of a new book by Joram Tarusarira, Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe (Routledge, 2016). Tarusarira is Assistant Professor in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.… Read more...

“Essential reading for anyone involved in Christian Church leadership in Ireland in 2016”: Steve Stockman Reviews Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland

TransformingLaunchRev Steve Stockman, the minister at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast, has reviewed my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. 

Writing on his blog Soul Surmise, he says:

For 20 years I have watched, and wrestled

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Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict? Analysing Christian Peacebuilders and their Promotion of Reconciliation

groningenLast week I presented a lecture at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands titled, ‘Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict? Analysing Christian Peacebuilders and their Promotion of Reconciliation.’ … Read more...

Review of Sub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation by Rita Schafer on Welt-Sichten

leiner bookSub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation, an edited volume for which Joram Tarusarira and I wrote a chapter, has been reviewed by Rita Schafer on the German language website Welt-Sichten. Schafer praises the book for providing ‘some impetus … Read more...

Review of Religion in Times of Crisis in Numen, by Chaminda Weerawardhana

chaminda with editorsA book I co-edited with Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot, Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill 2014), has been reviewed in Numen (Vol 62, pp. 484-486, 2015) by Chaminda Weerawardhana from Queen’s University Belfast.

Weerawardhana also spoke at the launch … Read more...